[amazon_link asins=’B01LZTBKBG’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’88521aeb-c707-11e7-8006-add3a2d6d7bc’]Over the course of a day, many of us flip back and forth between two, sometimes three, computing devices, moving from the keyboard on a desktop to the virtual keyboard on a mobile device, and back again. Wouldn’t it be much simpler if you could switch between and enter data on these gadgets from the same keyboard? A while back, Logitech released such a solution, the K380 Bluetooth Keyboard ($30) [amazon_link asins=’B0148NPH9I’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’45f593db-c707-11e7-8d68-c9579cc53203′], which let users flip between multiple devices with the touch of a button.
While a terrific idea, a shortcoming of the K380 is that it doesn’t provide a way to hold your smartphone or tablet upright as you type. Logitech corrected via a groove, or gutter, carved into the top section of its Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 ($30).[amazon_link asins=’B00MUTWLW4′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6870c9d1-c707-11e7-a763-031b22353af9′] Both the K380 and the K480 let you pair up to three devices and switch between them easily, but each has its limitations. The K480’s groove, for instance, is big enough to hold only one mobile device, and the keyboard itself has no number pad.
Those issues, as well as a few other shortcomings, have been addressed with Logitech’s premium device-swapping keyboard, the K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard.[amazon_link asins=’B06XHC2J4Z’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a050fc6e-c707-11e7-80e4-5d1b2815a4bf’] However, this new keyboard is $70 — more than its predecessors, as well as most competitors. Are its improvements worth the price?